Sunday, July 25, 2021

French hospital goes on INDEFINITE strike to protest Covid-19 vaccination mandate

from RT:

The staff of the hospital in Montelimar, in the French department of Drome, have gone on indefinite strike to protest the new rules demanding they take a vaccine against Covid-19 by mid-September or face losing their jobs.

The strike against “forced vaccination” was announced on Thursday by the CGT-GHPP trade union, and affects some 200 doctors and 1,500 nurses in the southeastern French city.

Hundreds of them gathered outside the hospital on Friday, denouncing lockdowns and vaccine mandates and chanting “liberté!” (freedom).

CNN: Segregate Unvaccinated, Make Them Pay For Tests Every Day

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

“Experts” suggest getting “very aggressive” with those who choose not to get vaccinated

CNN continued its wall to wall broadcasts calling for unvaccinated people to be punished, with analysts again calling for those who haven’t gotten the COVID shots to be segregated from society and forced to pay for tests every single day.

First up was CNN’s resident medical health “expert” Dr. Leana Wen who called for vaccine passports and forever masking.

“I think it depends on the circumstance,” Wen said, explaining “So if you’re going to the grocery store, and the grocery store doesn’t have the capacity to enforce some kind of proof of vaccination, then they have to say that indoor masking needs to apply, because we don’t know who’s vaccinated and who’s not.”

After JPMorgan Chase Admits to Its 4th and 5th Felony Charge, Its Board Gives a $50 Million Bonus to Its CEO, Jamie Dimon

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:

The unthinkable is happening with alarming regularity at the Frankenbank JPMorgan Chase. Over the last seven years, with Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon at the helm, JPMorgan Chase has managed to do what no other federally-insured American bank has managed to do in the history of banking in the United States. The bank has admitted to five separate felony counts brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, while regulators took no action to remove the Board of Directors or Jamie Dimon.

Now, once again, the outrageous hubris of this Board is on display. Just last fall the bank forked over $920 million of shareholders money to settle its fourth and fifth felony counts brought by the Department of Justice, this time for rigging the precious metals and U.S. Treasury market. Now, in the dog days of summer, rarely a time for bonuses on Wall Street, the JPMorgan Chase board announced on July 20 that it is giving Dimon 1.5 million stock options which, according to a specialist cited at Bloomberg News, have a total value of $50 million on paper.

Biden Responds To Question About Defunding Police By Asking About Democrats ‘Sucking Blood Out Of Children’

by Jordan Lancaster, The Daily Caller:

President Joe Biden asked Daily Caller reporter Shelby Talcott to determine if Republicans believe Democrats are vampires who suck the blood out of children.

Talcott asked Biden about some Democrats’ support for defunding the police after Wednesday’s town hall, where the president said that Republicans who say Democrats are in favor of defunding the police are “lying.”

‘It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated’: Gov. Ivey on rise in COVID-19 cases, low vaccination rate

by Phil Pinarski, CBS42:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Thursday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey addressed concerns about the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the state and its low vaccination rate.

In the last two weeks, the state has seen over 9,900 cases of COVID-19. In Jefferson County alone, over 1,000 new cases have been reported.

Health officials and the governor herself site the low vaccination rate as a major hurdle in trying to combat the virus and the new, highly contagious Delta variant.

Market Report: Swaps can’t close their bears in gold

by Alasdair Macleod, GoldMoney:

As can be seen in our headline chart, the gold price has gently climbed for a month now. Silver held its level until this week, when it sold off sharply and is yet to recover its poise. This morning, gold was at $1802, down $9 from last Friday’s close, and silver was trading at $25.20, down 40 cents on the same timescale.

Silver dipped as low as $24.75on Wednesday, the lowest since mid-April. The physical shortages have eased, with SLV’s inventory declining by 2.7 million ounces since the end of June. There is little doubt that the RobinHood ramp of a few months ago has a sting in its tail, having created stale bulls who are now selling.

America Is Only One Step Away From A South African-Style Social Implosion

by Brandon Smith, Alt Market:

On the global news front I have been watching one event with special attention, mainly because it seems like almost no one else is – I am speaking of course about the social and economic collapse in South Africa that has been escalating over the past couple weeks. What is strange to me is that certain parallels between South Africa and the US are being summarily ignored.

Basically, the South African situation is a more exaggerated version of what is happening in America, and we need to consider if it is merely a preview of future events as the extra financial protections in the US begin to fall away.

Liquid Modernity

by Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture:

Wokeism radically challenges the system: “You have succeeded by virtue of your visible identity alone.”

U.S. pollster Dr Franz Luntz, after a mega round of polling and focus-group sounding in the U.S. and Britain, warned starkly that woke culture wars are on course to become the biggest dividing line in British politics – as they are already in the U.S.. Some may argue that Britain is not Europe (post-Brexit). But those that cling to that life-raft of hope are surely deluding themselves. The European young are addicts to screen-time and to (mainly American-led) social media.

Why is disgraced MI6 author of the dodgy Trump-Russia dossier involved in a controversial group seeking harsh Covid restrictions?

from RT:

Christopher Steele, the ex-MI6 spy, is involved in the ‘parent’ organisation called Independent SAGE – a collective that regularly criticizes the UK government for not introducing tougher measures to achieve ‘Zero Covid.’

On July 17, The Daily Telegraph brought to public attention that Independent SAGE, the highly controversial scientist collective advocating for excessively harsh coronavirus restrictions, was the creation of The Citizens, a shadowy campaign organization led by Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr.

Do Americans Have The ‘Unalienable Right To Grow Food?’ One State Is So Worried About The Federal Government They Are Asking Voters To Add The ‘Right To Food’ To Their Constitution

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

As wee see reports all showing the different ways Americans are vulnerable to a variety of circumstances that could, and has in some cases, already has affected their food supply, wallet, and/or food choices, we note one state in America is preparing for the possibility, or some would claim likelihood, that the government would start “creating roadblocks and restrictions to the people’s right to food.”

I was going to start with the latest reports about food shortages, warehouse strikes, truckers, etc…. all moving parts of the food chain supply system, but in my opinion, seeing that China is buying their way into the American system, by purchasing farm lands all over the nation, is not only a danger to those dependent on those particular farms for their food and livelihood, but is one of the biggest threats to our food chain to date.